Washoe County Sex Offender Dies in Southern NV Prison

John Jennings photo courtesy NDOC
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RENO, NV - A Washoe county sex offender in prison in southern Nevada has died in a hospital.

The Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) reports on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 59-year-old John D. Jennings died while hospitalized at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas. Jennings had been housed at High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs. Jennings was hospitalized for a medical condition and no foul play is suspected at this time, according to NDOC.

An autopsy will be conducted.

Jennings was serving time from Washoe County for Sexual Assault and Lewdness with a Child Under Age 14. He was sentenced to Life with the possibility of parole. He had been released on two prior occasions, the latest in 1999, and returned to NDOC custody in April 2013 for a parole violation.